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Whether there's plenty of money coming in or you're struggling to make ends meet, a family budget is a useful tool to help manage a family's finances. While the idea of a budget seems simple – tracking money coming in and money spent – it can be an eye-opening exercise that can help reduce stress, maintain family harmony, and make the best use of your resources. For more tips on how to make a family budget, follow the link below.

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  • Talk With Our Kids About Money – Parents and guardians can help greatly in preparing youth for their financial decisions and responsibilities. Many want to help. Many have looked for ways to help. This program can provide the help to get the "money conversations" started.